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I'm going to need a bigger room divider soon. (Actually, I've already removed several. These are...

I'm going to need a bigger room divider soon. (Actually, I've already removed several. These are just my favourites so far.)

221113 Painting

I threw some colour at this one. Source image in a publicity photo of silent film star Viola Dana (Virginia Flugrath) , c. 1922.

Remembering my Father

My dad's discharge papers. Note the date of enlistment: 12th December, 1941. He was born in 1926 (which you can half see in the ripped part at the top below the word ARMY.) Do the math... he was 15. He lied about his age. On August 19, 1942, at 16 years old, he was at Dieppe. After that he was in North Africa and Italy. They found out, the age at the time of his discharge in 1945 on the form, 19, is correct.

221108 Painting


Source image is a photograph of actress Eve Southern published in Picture Play Magazine in 1927. I couldn't find any information on the photographer.

Just went to brush my teeth before bed and discovered that at some point while painting today I...

Just went to brush my teeth before bed and discovered that at some point while painting today I gave myself a burnt umber dirty Sanchez

221103 Painting

From a photograph of an unknown Weimar-period Berliner, photographer unknown.

I had another plan with where I was going to take this, but decided to stop here because it was working "unfinished" in a way I hadn't planned, opening up a direction I want to explore.

All I really want is a pre-WWI apartment with high ceilings and good light where I can paint, near...

All I really want is a pre-WWI apartment with high ceilings and good light where I can paint, near a nice café where I can write, loiter, drink too much coffee and make friends with the other regulars and staff.

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